Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nigerian hospital live tweets heart surgery procedure

In a bid to to grow awareness of Nigeria's medical capabilities, Abuja's National Hospital took to Twitter to live tweet an operation to repair a hole in the heart of an eight-year-old girl.

The hospital which is based in the country's capital of Abuja updated the girl's surgical procedure in real time which lasted around three hours.

"We have a lot of Nigerians in need of these operations," said Dr Haastrup the hospital spokesperson Dr Tayo to CNN. "This is for them to know it is possible to do it in this country."

The operation was the third in a run of ten major heart procedures at the Abuja hospital performed by Nigerian doctors in collaboration with a U.S. charity.

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